The Balance of The Ballerina
Joseph Delli Gatti
A dark reflection dances
just below her surface –
an angel and a devil
balancing upon a sole.
The pink-ribboned shoe
takes a turn and leaves the floor –
an angel flying closer to heaven,
a devil falling closer to hell.
They reunite again and again –
each time with soft taps
until the notes of the music stop
and the dancer leaves the stage.